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Reporter’s case exposes Japan’s failure to deal with harassment

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I mentioned the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) in my April 19 column.

The civil rights movement was in its incipient stages when Rosa Parks (1913-2005), a black Montgomery, Alabama, woman, refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger on Dec. 1, 1955.

All black passengers were seated in the "colored section" of the bus. But when the "whites only" section filled up, the bus driver ordered the blacks to vacate their seats "for their own good."

Everyone obeyed, except Parks. The driver called the police, and Parks was arrested for civil disobedience.

She acted with firmness and quiet dignity. In explaining her conduct in her........

© The Asahi Shimbun